17 February 2011, 08:46 AM ET
NASA's Stardust-NExT mission took this image of comet Tempel 1 at 8:39 p.m. PST (11:39 p.m. EST) on Feb 14, 2011. The comet was first visited by NASA's Deep Impact mission in 2005.
10 February 2011, 09:38 AM ET
The icy comet Tempel 1 has been the target of two NASA spacecraft. Here's a close look at the comet from those missions.
01 February 2011, 07:22 AM ET
The X-37B is a space plane born by NASA and revived by the U.S. Air Force to test reusable space capabilities in orbit.
07 January 2011, 09:45 AM ET
The sky is full of stars and galaxies, but eagle-eyed skywatchers can also spot satellites, space shuttles and stations from Earth too. Take a look at some of the best photos of spaceships caught on camera.
08 December 2010, 02:10 PM ET
The only total solar eclipse of 2010 occurred on July 11 over a remote region of the southern Pacific Ocean. See stunning photos of the spectacular celestial event.
02 December 2010, 01:15 PM ET
Stunning auroras offer a cosmic light show in 2010 to skywatchers on Earth.
01 December 2010, 04:39 PM ET
Spectacular space and astronomy images every day.
11 November 2010, 12:40 PM ET
See how the International Space Station evolved over 10 years into the largest outpost in space.
09 November 2010, 05:49 PM ET
The California-based company SpaceX is developing new Falcon 9 rockets and Dragon spacecraft to send cargo and possibly people into orbit.
05 November 2010, 05:14 PM ET
Space shuttle Discovery made its final launch pad rollout on Sept. 20, 2009, as NASA prepares for its last spaceflight before retirement.
05 November 2010, 04:28 PM ET
The night sky glows with stars and meteors above a family camping trip.
01 November 2010, 11:47 AM ET
Photos from Japan's beleaguered asteroid mission Hayabusa to visit the asteroid Itokawa and collect samples to be returned to Earth.
27 October 2010, 02:47 PM ET
NASA is a high-tech space agency but even astronauts and engineers need to cut loose with some wild mission posters.
21 October 2010, 01:24 PM ET
On April 28, 2010, Cassini flew by Saturn's moon, Enceladus, as pictured in an artist's conception.
21 October 2010, 01:20 PM ET
Atlantis hanging onto the ISS in May 2010.
21 October 2010, 01:18 PM ET
This artist's conception depicts a watery alien planet beyond a belt of asteroids circling a distant star.
21 October 2010, 01:17 PM ET
Discovery docked to the ISS with Leonardo in the payload bay.
21 October 2010, 01:02 PM ET
The International Space Station's new cupola provides dramatic views of Earth.
21 October 2010, 01:00 PM ET
Astronaut Robert L. Satcher Jr., photographs his helmet visor outside the International Space Station in November 2009.
21 October 2010, 12:58 PM ET
A spiral galaxy gains a purplish hue in the false-color view from a space telescope.
21 October 2010, 12:49 PM ET
The Earth as seen by Apollo 17 astronauts.
20 October 2010, 04:46 PM ET
Astronaut Nicholas Patrick works on the new cupola outside the International Space Station.